Sandia National Laboratories was founded in 1949 and is a government-owned/contractor operated facility. Lockheed Martin is the private sector contractor operator. Sandia National Laboratories mission is to address national security in the area of nuclear weapons, energy, resource and nonproliferation, defense systems and assessments, homeland security and defense. Sandi National Laboratories main facilities are in New Mexico and California with a number of smaller labs within the US.
Salt block unexpectedly stretches in new experiments
To stretch a supply of salt generally means using it sparingly.
Sandia seeks better neural control of prosthetics for amputees
Sandia National Laboratories researchers, using off-the-shelf equipment in a chemistry lab, have been working on ways to improve amputees control over prosthetics with direct help from their own nervous systems.
Researchers find energy storage 'solutions' in MetILs
(PhysOrg.com) -- Sandia researchers have developed a new family of liquid salt electrolytes, known as MetILs, that could lead to batteries able to cost-effectively store three times more energy than todays batteries.
Unique approach to materials allows temperature-stable circuits
(Phys.org) -- Sandia National Laboratories researcher Steve Dai jokes that his approach to creating materials whose properties wont degenerate during temperature swings is a lot like cooking mixing ingredients ...
Developing power-over-fiber communications cable: When total isolation is a good thing
(PhysOrg.com) -- Sometimes total electrical isolation is a good thing and thats the idea behind a power-over-fiber (PoF) communications cable being developed by engineers at Sandia National Laboratories.
Chameleon-like camouflage: 'Nano-camo' for fashionistas and environmentalists
(PhysOrg.com) -- Certain fish species blend with their environment by changing color. Sandia National Laboratories researchers have demonstrated that, in theory, they could cause synthetic materials to change color like ...
Magnetic mixing creates quite a stir (w/ Video)
Sandia researchers have developed a process that can mix tiny volumes of liquid, even in complicated spaces.
Widespread hydrogen fueling infrastructure goal of H2FIRST project
As hydrogen fuel cell vehicles continue to roll out in increasing numbers, the infrastructure for fueling them must expand as well. To this end, a new project launched by the Energy Department and led by Sandia National Laboratories ...
Power for seaports may be the next job for hydrogen fuel cells
Providing auxiliary hydrogen power to docked or anchored ships may soon be added to the list of ways in which hydrogen fuel cells can provide efficient, emissions-free energy.
Mobile radiation detectors deployed at international ports
A Sandia National Laboratories team completed acceptance testing on an enormous mobile scanner that makes smuggling radiological materials more difficult, the eighth such unit that Sandia has deployed worldwide.